Naval Ravikant on Everything – Naval Ravikant has so many amazing perspectives on life and here shares them all in this interview. It’s long, but worth it, given the huge impact it can have on how you view your life and your time.
The World this Week – The 24 hour news cycle is bad for you and is no way to stay informed. The World this Week takes a step back, and gives a look at the news of the world of the previous week. It also does an excellent job covering news in the United States because, being based in London, it gives a much more unemotional and detached view.
Waking Up – Sam Harris has excellent and rational conversations with experts covering politics, science, and the nature of being.
a16z – The most efficient podcast I know of that covers emerging trends in business with a slant towards tech. Short episodes packed with excellent insights.
Exchanges at Goldman Sachs – I know right, from the people who brought you the 2008 financial crisis. Even so, excellent content that covers major global trends through a financial lens. Like it or not, finance is a major driver of our modern world, learning the basics is a worthy endeavor.
99% Invisible – Short episodes covering things in our physical world that you normally wouldn’t think twice about.
Hardcore History – Long-form podcast covering major historical events. Dan Carlin is decidedly not a historian, allowing him to take more liberties, leading to amazing storytelling.
Freakonomics – Stephen Dubner covers interesting topics both related to and outside the scope of economics. His guests are very interesting and many of the episodes center around challenging conventional wisdom.
Planet Money – A little cutesy for me at times, but does an excellent job of making all topics related to money and the economy interesting and accessible.